Licensure & Practice Across State Lines During COVID-19
As a result of the crisis, several governors have relaxed or suspended regulations concerning interjurisdictional telepsychology practice. However, the devil is in the details. Some of states' emergency orders allow for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice without notifying the state while others require you to notify the state and fill out forms before you can see patients. Some orders allow you to only see existing patients while others are more expansive. The ASPPB is tracking it all.
Update on Emergency Licensing in the neighboring states (as of 03/03/23)
Temporary/Emergency licenses expired as of August 30, 2021 (https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/covid19/maine_-_temporary_licensee.pdf)
PSYPACT legislature has been approved for Maine. Please refer to the Maine Board website for more information: https://mepa.org/psypact/
Temporary/Emergency licenses expired as of 9/15/21
Here's the link to the document (Thank you BHAC):
For those without emergency license:
From the Mass Board: “Law states that if you are a psychologist licensed in a state other than Massachusetts, you may consult (practice psychology) in Massachusetts no more than one day a month. The board’s interpretation of that law is that you can practice one day a month OR no more than 12 days a year. Any part of a day, however brief, is a day. It is not necessary to notify the Board prior to practicing.
Mass is NOT part of PSYPACT but as of Sept. 2022, they have introduced (not passed) related legislation.
From the VT Board:
Temporary/emergency licenses expired as of 03/31/22, but you can apply for Interim Telehealth Registration, which is valid through June 30, 2023
From their website:
“Out-of-State Licensees of Health care providers, including mental health care providers, who hold a license, in good standing, in another U.S. jurisdiction may provide telehealth services to Vermonters without obtaining a license to practice in Vermont. Under H. 742, such health providers are “deemed” licensed, registered or certified in Vermont to provide health care services to Vermonters. The health care provider’s license from the other U.S. jurisdiction must be in good standing and there must not be any disciplinary action pending against the license. Further, the health care provider must not be affirmatively barred from practice in Vermont by reason of fraud or abuse, patient care or public safety.”
Vermont is NOT part of PSYPACT but they have introduced (not passed) related legislation.
While it does not seem that this has been accurately updated, ASPPB has tried to collect information regarding different state emergency licensing requirements and PSYPACT info:https://www.asppb.net/page/temptelepsychologicalpracticecovid-19#M
Also, this website was found to be a hub of information for all state licensing requirements (outside of the emergency license timing) ASPPB’s Centre for Data and Analysis on Psychology Licensure (the Centre) website (www.asppbcentre.org)
PSYPACT updates by state can be found on this page: